UNIP TAKES TILYENJI KAUNDA AND TEAM TO COURT FOR IMPERSONATIO
UNIP has sued former party president Tilyenji Kaunda and nine others in the Lusaka High Court for impersonating as members of the central committee following the election of a new central committee early this month.
Lazarous Mwiche suing in his capacity as secretary general of UNIP wants the court to compel Tilyenji, Colonel Henry Muyoba, Alfred Banda, Njekwa Anamela, Manuel Ngambi, John Sandwe, Welfare Mfune, James Kabuyana, Fraser Kalonga, Rosemary Banda and others unknown to stop masquerading as leaders of the party.
In his statement of claim, Mwiche said since the election of the current committee of UNIP, the defendants led by Col Muyoba and Banda have been interfering with and obstructing the party leadership in its administration and management of the party.
He said Tilyenji and his co-defendants have opposed changing of office bearers at the Registrar of Societies registry and the Electoral Commission of Zambia, denying Bishop Trevor Mwamba and any other candidate to contest in this year’s elections on the party ticket.
Mwiche stated that the defendants had issued several press statements denouncing the party congress of April 2 and 4, 2021 and announced to hold an illegal convention from May 6 to 7 and usurp the legitimate powers of the elected UNIP committee.
“By reason of their obstruction and interference with the legally elected central committee and stopping the legally established state institutions, including the Registrar of Societies and ECZ, causing damage to the party through loss of membership and to disenfranchise party members as Zambians desiring to vote for Bishop Mwamba,” said Mwiche.
He wants an order of injunction restraining the defendants from interfering with and obstructing the newly elected party president, Bishop Mwamba and MCCs from fomalising the change of office bearers at the Registrar of Societies registry.
Mwiche is lso seeking an order that Tilyenji and his co-defendants be prohibited from interfering and obstructing members of the party from participating and contesting at various levels of the forth-coming elections to be exclusively processed and facilitated by the party central committee elected into office at the national Congress.